LyondellBasell: Idling PE-LD Plants
LyondellBasell Industries has taken steps to temporarily idle its low density polyethylene units at Carrington, United Kingdom, and Fos-sur-Mer, France, into the second quarter of 2009. The Carrington unit has a nameplate capacity of 185 kt per year, and the Fos plant has a nameplate capacity of 110 kt per year.
Although demand for polyethylene has significantly improved compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, normal patterns have not been achieved yet, according to the company.
Would you like to subscribe to our Newsletters on plastics technology and profit from the latest information?
Looking for a new challenge? Check out our jobs market!
Patents encourage innovation: Stay on the ball with the latest innovations in the plastics industry in our patents section.